Thursday, March 17, 2011

Can't you wait?!?


I just got home and boy am I ready to lay a hurtin' on someone! --deep breath--, that I've calmed a bit.

I'm sure we've all been stuck in traffic, right? That in itself is a frustrating experience, but when people suddenly decide they need to drive on the shoulder just to move up, maybe 2 or 3 places, or take their exit, it frustrates me to no end!

First off, if it is your exit, you'll be there soon enough. You can wait, and if you can't, then you need to find a way of getting where you're going quicker than driving.

Second, driving on the shoulder, if I'm not mistaken, is illegal, not to mention just makes you look like an asshole (pardon my language). On top of that, if traffic is at an almost complete stop, will going around 2 or 3 people to get a "better spot" get you there any faster? No, so why would you even bother?


Coincidentally, of the 17...yes I counted...people that did this today, 15 were in pickups. Not sure what that means, I'm just saying.

It probably would have been more if not for an 18 wheeler that was in front of me pulling over onto the shoulder and blocking these people.

So, am I the only one that gets infuriated by this? Am I wrong for wanting to knock these people off the road for their bad driving habits? What do you think? I'm curious.


SunnyLovesRain said...

heya Mystery Man,

hahaha...that's probably nothing. if u ever come over here to malaysia and drive, u'll be swearing right left, front back & center for all the traffic chaos these people make over here..well some... not all of course! they act like they own the blood road & are the only one who's in a rush, busy & all that important!

& i do strongly think traffic chaos has partly to be blamed for people dying of heart attact! just my on theory though..

have a great day MM! :D

Lin said...

Chicago driving is just as bad or worse. I've got a few regulars who speed through the turn lane and then cut directly into the the center lane to pass all of us "fools" who were sitting at the light like law-abiding idiots. I laugh because I see them nearly killing themselves to get to WORK. Work??! Really? I'm not usually all that excited to get there in the morning.

Mystery Man said...

Sunny- thanks for the comment. you're probably right about traffic causng heart

Lin- you live in Chicago? why did i think pittsburgh? i'm never in a rush to get to work. if i'm late, i'm late. not like i have a 1sh hour